MLB The Present 23 has added one other legend, pitcher Jake Peavy. Peavy joins Carlos Peña, Greg Vaughn, Mike Lowell, and Ian Kinsler as the latest veteran to be included on this yr’s installment of The Present.
Peavy’s 15-year profession stats embody a 39.2 WAR, 3.63 ERA, and 1.196 WHIP. He amassed 2,207 strikeouts in 2,377 innings. In 2007, he was the Nationwide League Cy Younger Award winner. He was a three-time All-Star, two-time World Collection champion, and a Gold Glove winner.
Peavy might be finest identified for this tenure with the San Diego Padres. His finest season got here in 2007, when he led all of baseball with a 2.54 ERA, 240 strikeouts, a 1.061 WHIP, and 19 wins. This earned him a Pitching Triple Crown, a feat completed solely 39 occasions in MLB historical past.
As a member of each the 2013 World Collection champion Boston Pink Sox and the 2014 World Collection champion San Francisco Giants, Peavy is certainly one of solely 9 gamers in MLB historical past to have gained back-to-back World Collection with two completely different groups.
Regardless of being an distinctive pitcher, Peavy is technically blind with out the usage of corrective lenses. In low mild situations, it was typically troublesome for him to see indicators from his catcher. After one notably difficult recreation, Padres catcher Rob Bowen joked, “I believed we have been going to should go to smoke indicators.”
In 2008, Peavy bought 5,000 acres of land close to his hometown in Alabama. His property features a bowling alley, baseball subject, an Previous West saloon, and an outside music venue. Hopefully The Present 23 features a new characteristic wherein gamers can wander round this compound open-world model.
Peavy additionally made his TV debut as an analyst for MLB Community final yr.